Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Coming further out of the shadows

Still equivocating, still hiding under the pretext of "fairness", but I think this is our scientist in chief's first overt endorsement of creationism. The theocratic vision comes just a little further out of the shadows.

    Bush: Schools should teach intelligent design

    Students should learn about it along with evolution, he says

    AP Updated: 11:07 p.m. ET Aug. 1, 2005

    WASHINGTON - President Bush said Monday he believes schools should discuss “intelligent design” alongside evolution when teaching students about the creation of life.

    During a round-table interview with reporters from five Texas newspapers, Bush declined to go into detail on his personal views of the origin of life. But he said students should learn about both theories, Knight Ridder Newspapers reported.

    “I think that part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought,” Bush said. “You’re asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, the answer is yes.” The theory of intelligent design says life on earth is too complex to have developed through evolution, implying that a higher power must have had a hand in creation.

    Christian conservatives — a substantial part of Bush’s voting base — have been pushing for the teaching of intelligent design in public schools. Scientists have rejected the theory as an attempt to force religion into science education.

    © 2005 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Originally alerted to this story by Billmon


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